Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Another car lot story for DA. Bored car salesmen are dangerous; idle hands and minds can create major mischief.

At the time of this story, Mel S was a 70 year old salesman and weird beyond even car salesman standards. He drove a bright yellow VW diesel powered Rabbit pickup that appeared dark brown as it had never been washed in the five years Mel owned it. Mel lived at the end of a three mile dirt road.

We were working an off site sale at a race track parking lot. Business was slow and the group was bored. A couple of lot men were standing around. Mel's filthy pickup was parked nearby. A collection was taken up and the two lot men were put to work detailing (cleaning) Mel's VW. They did a great job!

At the end of the day, Mel came for his truck. He stood in front of it a good three minutes yelling about his truck being stolen; who did it, who saw it, etc. before it sunk in. After finding his key opened the door of a shining yellow truck, he started cursing. He was proud he never washed any vehicle he owned from the day he bought it to the day he sold it. The more he damned the group, the louder the laughs. Bored car salesmen = danger.

Sorry DA, you needed to be there.


Anonymous said...

There are millions of "bored car salesmen" stories but remember that we pull them on other bored salesmen. A sure receipe for dangerous paybacks. But everyone ends up laughing and keeping an eye out for paybacks.


Old NFO said...

Hmm... I'd have never bought from him, if he kept a dirty car, then what else was he not doing... :-) Good story though!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Mel's personal hygiene matched his vehicles which is why he was never on my crew, or if I could arrange it, whatever store in the chain I was working.